Building The Core Collective, an intentional community - both a physical space housing a “one-stop center” designed by and for young people, and a nonprofit collaborative offering co-working space, administrative support, and shared resources for a curated group of NYC-based nonprofits that work with young people
Creative connector and nonprofit leader Gabrielle Prisco has spent nearly twenty years working with young people—as an attorney, policy advocate, and Co-Executive Director of a nonprofit teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness to young people inside NYC systems. Throughout, she’s seen young people—particularly Black and brown young people—systematically failed by our city, and “youth” nonprofits routinely stretched beyond capacity.
Gabrielle’s vision partners young people and nonprofit leaders in The Core Collective: a holistic “one-stop” community center for young people and shared home for a curated group of smaller NYC “youth” nonprofits. When young people arrive, what they need will be there—from art, coding, and entrepreneurial support to legal and medical services. Simultaneously, resident nonprofits will benefit from daily proximity to youth and one another, and from shared space, fundraising, and administrative staff—freeing them to be more mission-focused. Ultimately, Gabrielle envisions a public-private partnership to secure a building for the center and income-generating rentals.
Alt text: Black and white photograph of Gabrielle Prisco, Co-Executive Director of The Lineage Project